Apatani: a distinct tradition

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Nestled in India’s northeast lies the little known state of Arunachal Pradesh. With a population of just over 1 million covering the state’s area of 84 000 km2 (an area roughly a third of the size of the United Kingdom), Arunachal is one of India’s most sparsely populated states. The population here is made up… Read more »

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Tawang: India’s largest Buddhist monastery

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At an elevation of 3300m in the state of Arunachal Pradesh is Asia’s second largest Buddhist monastery: Gaden Namgyal Lhatse or the Tawang Monastery. At least 400 years old and founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681, Tawang is one of the most important Buddhist shrines in the world. The monastery is significant for… Read more »

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India: Monks, Tribes & Rhinos VIII

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Travel to the rarely visited North East India with David and Rahul and discover the making of our Monks, Tribes & Rhinos tour.   Definitely the worst hotel of the trip for me. Windowless room with a dingy bathroom, that had a huge hole in the wall providing plenty of entertainment for anyone caring to watch! Daporijo… Read more »

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India: Tribal Circuit II

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[Part 9] David continues his travels in North East India with the first tour to arrive – going from Ziro (meeting the Apatani tribe), and returning to the village of Likabali in Assam.   After the match we went on to Kabu, a small nearby village of the Adi-Galo tribe where we were greeted by the… Read more »

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India: Tribal Circuit I

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[Part 8] David continues his travels in North East India with the first tour to arrive – going from Ziro (meeting the Apatani tribe), and returning to the village of Likabali in Assam.   Ok so it’s been a while since I updated the blog. The first tour had to change their plan somewhat en… Read more »

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India: First Tour Arrives!

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[Part 7] David continues his travels in North East India with the first tour to arrive – going from Ziro (meeting the Apatani tribe), and returning to the village of Likabali in Assam.   The first tour arrived in Delhi on Friday. On Sunday they flew to Guwahati and drove on to the Eco-camp, where I met them on… Read more »

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India: Monks, Tribes & Rhinos IX

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Travel to the rarely visited North East India with David and Rahul and discover the making of our Monks, Tribes & Rhinos tour.   Had our first taste of Indian bureaucracy today. We were staying in an ‘inspection bungalow’ with a great view over the village of Dumporijo and were quoted one price before checking in, however… Read more »

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India: Monks, Tribes & Rhinos III

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Travel to the rarely visited North East India with David and Rahul and discover the making of our Monks, Tribes & Rhinos tour.   Ok, so after the first full day in Guwahati we have made some headway. We found an excellent hotel, and after a longish meeting with the manager we came away with a very… Read more »

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India: Monks, Tribes & Rhinos VII

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Travel to the rarely visited North East India with David and Rahul and discover the making of our Monks, Tribes & Rhinos tour.   My God what a day! We left Ziro at about 7 and drove through some beautiful scenery on the way to the village of Raga, a heartland of the Hill Miri tribe. We… Read more »

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